Far away in a distant mountain valley are two villages, where people have lived peacefully side by side for centuries, sharing their joys and sorrows. But life in the valley changes completely when doubt and distrust creep in, and young men embark on a revenge mission. Fear spreads among the elderly, women, and children. Grandma Kaina, a wise and courageous woman, sets out on a dangerous journey to a spring located between the villages. The only thing that will calm down the outbreak of hate is the gentle weapon of grandmothers.
Tuula Pere, Ph.D. in Law, was born in 1958 and lives in Helsinki, Finland. She is married and a mother of three. She worked earlier as a lawyer and as a senior executive in marketing and corporate communications in several large international industrial companies. After the business career, she started her doctoral studies at the Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki. Her doctoral dissertation (monograph) looked into the impact of the social and cultural shift in the 1960's and 1970's on the limits of the freedom of speech in the Finnish mass media. Simultaneously to her doctoral studies, Tuula Pere engaged in writing and publishing children’s books and poems. She has written and published some 30 children’s books, which have been translated into several languages.